Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Todays last throws in Iraq : November 7th

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Monday, Nov. 7, as of 1515 GMT.

TIKRIT - A U.S. soldier was killed and two more troops and an Iraqi translator were wounded by a makeshift bomb while on patrol near Dawr on Sunday, the military said on Monday.

MOSUL - A suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. patrol in Mosul on Monday, police and witnesses said. There were no details on casualties.

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber killed nine people, including six Iraqi policemen, in the southern Dora district of Baghdad, police said.

MOSUL - An Iraqi journalist was shot dead by gunmen in the flashpoint city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad. Police said that Ahmed Hussein Al-Maliki, who worked as an editor for Tal Afar Today newspaper, was killed while he was inside an internet cafe.

BAGHDAD - Four people were killed and six wounded by mortars in eastern Baghdad, police said.

QUSAYBA - U.S. and Iraqi forces killed 17 insurgents in the town of Qusayba near the Syrian border during their Operation Steel Curtain offensive against insurgents and foreign fighters in western Iraq, a U.S. military statement said. A U.S. Marine was killed by small arms fire on Sunday, the first American to die since the operation began on Saturday, the statement said.

THIBBAN - At least two Iraqi soldiers were killed and 13 injured when a suicide car bomber targeted a group of Iraqi soldiers guarding oil pipelines in the town of Thibban north of Baghdad, hospital doctor Ibrahim al-Ubaidi said.

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